Papers are invited on substantial, original, and unpublished research concerning the semantic representation of spoken language. Possible topics include:
- Corpus annotation: structures (frame-banks, proposition banks, etc.) and concepts (ontologies, named entities, etc.). - Content identification and segmentation in spontaneous speech. - Semantic interpretation in dialogues. - Dialogue and discourse structures. - Topic Detection and tracking. - Multimodal Representation including speech. - Natural language understanding and reasoning in spoken dialogue systems. - Speech in embedded systems. - Project descriptions about applications of spoken corpora semantic representations. - Standardization work. - Interoperability/Comparison work of spoken and written corpora.
Submissions must be written in English and should follow the EACL-2009 style format. They can be full (6-8 pages including references) or short papers (3-4 pages including references). As reviewing will be blind, papers should not include author's names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity should be avoided. Submissions that do not conform to these styles will be rejected.
The only accepted format for submitted papers is PDF. Please remember that the paper submission deadline is December 19th, 2008. Papers that are being submitted in parallel to other conferences or workshops must indicate this on the title page, as must papers that contain significant overlap with previously published work. Accepted papers will appear in the proceedings of the SRSL-2009.
Both full and short papers (3-4 pages) will have an oral presentation at the workshop within the framework of the EACL-2009 conference in Athens (Greece). For this reason, at least one author has to register for the workshop.
For further information, please visit http://www.ofai.at/~manuel.alcantara/SRSL2009
Scientific Committee (already confirmed):
Christina Alexandris (National University of Athens) Enrique Alfonseca (Google) Paul Buitelaar (DFKI GmbH) Harry Bunt (Universiteit van Tilburg) Nicoletta Calzolari (ILC-CNR) Raquel Fernández Rovira (ILLC, University of Amsterdam) Anette Frank (Universität Heidelberg) Johannes Matiasek (OFAI) Massimo Moneglia (Università degli Studi di Firenze) Juan Carlos Moreno Cabrera (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) Antonio Moreno Sandoval (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) Gael Richard (École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, GET-ENST) Carlos Subirats (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) Isabel Trancoso (Universidade Técnica de Lisboa)
Manuel Alcantara-Pla (UAM, Madrid). Contact: manuel(dot)alcantara(at)uam(dot)es Thierry Declerck (DFKI GmbH, Saarbruecken). Contact: declerck(at)dfki(dot)de